Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Photograph taken by on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Lotus corniculatus (Bird’s-foot Trefoil)

Mom and I went up to the farm today for a short visit. I have a few things I wanted to do but mostly it was to get away and relax a little. It was warm but not terribly hot and in the shade, with a gentle breeze blowing, it was very pleasant. Of course I brought my camera and took pictures of a few things that are blooming right now. This is bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), also known as bird’s-foot deervetch. It’s a beautiful, little flower and, like most legumes they have a symbiotic relationship with a nitrogen-fixing bacteria called Rhizobia which makes them particularly good for the soil in which they grow.

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